I want to have a lip augmentation but I am afraid of having fake looking lips. I just want them to have a better shape and a little more fullness. Is this possible?

I love doing lip enhancement procedures as it can be done on my patients that are 20 or my patients that are 60 years old. There is no one filler that is best for everyone, but that also means there are options to help everyone achieve their specific desired goals for their lips.

There is a full range of desires when it comes to lip augmentation. There is a full range of desires for lip augmentation. Often when patients come in for the first time they are often worried of looking “overdone” or having the dreaded “duck lips.” However just like a breast augmentation, if patients could change anything after their lip augmentation they wish they would have gone bigger!

Lip augmentation is about giving patients the shape that they desire, not just big lips. The art in lip augmentation in molding and shape the lips. The perfect lip augmentation is about giving the lips a natural, sexy appearance. Just making the lips bigger is not beautiful. Enhancing the size while creating a shape makes the face look more youthful. Lip augmentation can create a cupid’s bow and improve the overall shape of the lips without a “fake” or “overdone” appearance.

There are several options for patients that want a very natural appearance to their lips:

Restylane Refyne and Restylane Silk are both great products for patients that want a subtle augmentation to their lips. The Refyne is a new product that last up to a year giving patients a lasting result. These are great starter products as they will enhance your lips, but give you a very soft and natural appearance.

Juvederm Ultra Plus and Restylane and the workhorse products for fillers as they have been around for years and patients tend to love them. They last about a 6-months in the lips.

Resylane Defyne and Juvederm Vollure both last about up to a year. Both of these products will give patients a little more volume and fullness to their lips. The Vollure and Defyne will also last up to a year giving patients a lasting-result the will love for their lip enhancements.

Lip enhancement can be done as a simple procedure in the office. Patients come to the office have numbing cream applied to their lips. I give them about 15 to 20 min to let the cream take affect and then the actual process of the lip injections takes about ten minutes.

Patients can return to work or their daily life immediately after the simple office procedure is completed.

Please consult with your board-certified plastic surgeon about your lip augmentation options.

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